The nail that stands out gets hammered down...
In the distant future, there's only
ONE race: mixed,
ONE job: a programmer,
ONE vision: build a better tomorrow.
I share my sleeping quarters with a million people in my KTL Block. We all bear the same initials, work the same jobs, live the same lives.
But I've got a secret: I AM NOT ONE OF THEM.
Trapped on an overcrowded, underdeveloped planet, Kayla must come to grips with a secret that may cost her everything.
Hidden amidst a mixed-race world, it's Kayla's genes that prove a crime. With an "Ability Screening" scheduled to determine her place in society, chances are slim she can fool the dark AI that rules humanity. Her only hope may rest in a stranger: Koben - a man without a past.
Together, they'll need to learn the wicked truth about their overlords before the clock runs out.
I shrug cockily. "When your dealer tells you to come, you come."
He almost chuckles. "Oh, is that what I am to you now?"
"Let's just say I like what you gave me," I lean my back against the wall, bending a knee. "Speaking of which, how long does the effect last?"
"Well, that depends," he comes closer now with his incredibly husky voice. "How white exactly are you?"
He snickers. "Should last you a good week. You know," he scratches his chin, "I'd never met a ginger before."
"Well you don't really seem social. And my real name's Gina, by the way."
"I'm still gonna call you Red."